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Planning for a Diverse and Equitable Future

Planning-for-a-diverse-and-equitable-future_web2Planning for a Diverse and Equitable Future is a monthly video series created by The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity Committee. ACTEC considers the historical, continuing, and devastating impact of institutionalized racism against people of color in our society to be a humanitarian, rather than a political issue.

This series strives to educate by discussing issues surrounding racism and offer recommendations to combat inequality.

 

How to Increase Diversity in the Legal Profession

There is a diversity problem in the legal profession. How can we address it? Four impressive attorneys tackle the problem head-on and offer practical steps for mentoring, sponsoring, recruiting and retaining diverse people. The video offers recommendations and advice for law firms.

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Giving from the Heart: Driving Diversity, Equity and Inclusion through Philanthropy

Guests from the American Heart Association, Carl Wayne and Nicolla Ross, are joined by Lorraine del Prado of del Prado Philanthropy, to dicuss how professionals can use an equity and diversity lens when working with clients, the philanthropic attributes clients might look for in nonprofits, and recommendations to combat inequality in this video.

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Wills, Slavery and Probate: The Legacy of Lucy Sutton

In honor of Black History Month, ACTEC presents a mini-documentary about the family of one of our Fellow’s journey to freedom from slavery in 1846. This emotional narrative offers insight into one family’s journey to freedom and the critical role of a Last Will and Testament.

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Transgender? How to Change Your Legal Name and Gender Marker on Vital Records.

ACTEC Fellows Cynthia Lamar-Hart and Paula A. Kohut share their legal and practical experience supporting transgender people who are changing their name and gender. Learn more about updating vital records and estate planning considerations in this video.

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Economic Inequality in America

How do society and professionals promote generational wealth? Author Rochelle Riley and ACTEC Fellow Stephanie L. Perry discuss economic inequality for people of color, and actions estate planners and wealth management professionals can take to combat the wealth gap in America.

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To review ACTEC's position on diversity, equity and inclusivity,
please read ACTEC Statement Condemning Racism.